Spring Watch: It’s A Badger

by Mars

We woke up this morning to several animal notifications from our Netatmo smart security camera. When we reviewed the footage we were pleasantly surprised to have our first ever badger sighting.

We’ve posted the footage of the badger helping himself to the seeds we put out for the robins, pheasants and birds, and you can enjoy the video while listening to Pete Stewart’s song Brushes.

What is so excellent about this camera from Netatmo is that it has loads of settings and options, so we have it set to record and capture wildlife at night using its night mode only. When it detects animals, it doesn’t turn the security light on so which means that it didn’t disturb the badger during its midnight feast.


Bob Bazley 15 February 2021 - 21:18

Fantastic animal and great that the light doesnt come on but records the visit 🙂

Mars 15 February 2021 - 21:23

They are really great. Don’t know much about them to be honest. I know they’re omnivores and can be a tad aggressive.

Susan+Fawn 16 February 2021 - 10:10

In respect of the RHI scheme for ASH system has anyone made a successful application in a new build home?

I am being told as our builder was technically the first owner we are not eligible for the scheme.

Unable to contact Ofgem at the moment.

Many thanks
Sue Fawn

Mars 16 February 2021 - 13:42

Good afternoon Sue. That just doesn’t sound right. As a homeowner, I’m guessing you’ve paid for that pump and it wasn’t gifted to you, so you must surely be entitled to the RHI payments. If we sold up and moved, the new owners will continue to get payments for the remaining years left. Something doesn’t sound right there. Look forward to an update once you are able to get hold of Ofgem.

Mars 16 February 2021 - 21:33

I put the feelers out today on this, and got this feedback a short while ago: “That is correct unless the build was done for you by the builder.”

I’m really surprised about this.

Luffy 16 February 2021 - 21:55

How wonderful! I have badger envy! 💕


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